If you don’t want to paddle with people who discuss things you don’t care for…just ask them to refrain from it while you are paddling with them. Some people really like talking about everything, others like talking about nothing and still others, don’t like talking period. I have a friend who if she’s not talking to us about things we don’t care about, she’s on her cell phone. So we don’t bring her along often. Paddling in a group isn’t an obligation, nor should it be.
Do you realize that if the only thing people were allowed to talk about in the general discussion were canoes/kayaks and related items, how dead most GD forums would be?
And did you expect “help me find a kayak for me?” in a thread named “banned words?”?